HYPEBEAST Eats… Haccho Miso Katsudon by Chef Daisuke of Guu Garden

EditorialComments ⋅ Jan 15, 2013
A destination that blends an uncommonly comfortable atmosphere with authentic Japanese oden dishes, Guu Garden is one of six izakaya style restaurants located in Vancouver. Set in a sheltered corner of downtown, the garden motif is preserved by notia...

Pen & Paper: Rugman

EditorialComments ⋅ Jan 11, 2013
Although nicknamed Rugman for resembling the hairy Sasquatch, the London-based artist/designer earned his art world stripes for his sprightly approach, unquestionable passion and eerie imagery. His early affinity with art culture can be attributed to...

Pharrell Talks Music, Fashion and Design

EditorialComments ⋅ Jan 3, 2013
Forever the renaissance man, Pharrell Williams has been in the news lately for both his music, his clothing and even his home. He’s been busy this year in the studio with Miley Cyrus and Tyler, the Creator to name a few, he’s formed a fas...

Meek Mill – The Progression

EditorialComments ⋅ Dec 18, 2012
With his album Dreams & Nightmares debuting on the US Billboard 200 chart at number 2 on it’s first week, it’s truly a living testament that hard work does pay off. Just a few years ago, the Philly rhymer explained to us this was some...

HYPEBEAST Eats… Boukies Marinated Grilled Octopus by Boukies NYC

EditorialComments ⋅ Dec 17, 2012
You either love it or hate it, but for those in the know, octopus can go down a tasty treat. The maritime ingredient is then made that much better when it’s placed on a grill, which NY-based Boukies seems to know all too well. In breaking down...

HYPEBEAST’s 2012 Holiday Gift Guide

EditorialComments ⋅ Dec 15, 2012
We’re less than two weeks away from Christmas. If you’re still undecided but slightly proactive in finding gifts, here’s something to get you started in the right direction for the holiday season. We’ve chosen a mix...

Pen & Paper: Hattie Stewart

EditorialComments ⋅ Dec 14, 2012
In this edition of Pen & Paper, we explore the psychedelic mind of famed illustrator Hattie Stewart. A natural doodler from a young age, Hattie’s love for random drawings eventually earned her a BA in illustration from Kingston University....

Pen & Paper: Sophia Chang

EditorialComments ⋅ Dec 11, 2012
This installment of Pen & Paper takes a peek inside the sketchbook of NYC artist and self-professed bun queen. Sophia Chang is an illustrator and designer from Queens with an avid love of buns (the type on heads) and a slightly eccentric spirit....

RETROSPECT: Heuer Bundeswehr Chronograph

EditorialComments ⋅ Dec 5, 2012
Before TAG Heuer, there was simply Heuer, a watch manufacturer founded by Edouard Heuer in Saint-Imier, Switzlerand in 1894. Starting in the 1930s Heuer started manufacturing for the German military and air force which brings us to the stunning Heuer...

Scaling the Concert Experience: How Artists Are Using Video and Streaming

EditorialComments ⋅ Nov 29, 2012
There are few moments as exciting as when an artist appears on the stage. While it’s ideally seen firsthand at a concert, it’s only a little less of a rush to see a performer emerging from backstage (or rising slowly from below) and hearing the audie...

ILL-FITS: How Do I Take Care of My Beard?

EditorialComments ⋅ Nov 26, 2012
As HYPEBEAST’s readership continues to grow, so does the size of our inbox. From props and complaints, to line sheets, aspiring brands and PR companies, we are constantly getting hit up by many of our loyal readers for various reasons. We’...

HYPEBEAST Eats… Manischewitz Braised Short Ribs of Sons of Essex

EditorialComments ⋅ Nov 23, 2012
Having previously taken a look at Director of Operations James Choung’s necessities as a part of our Essentials series, Lower East Side dining establishment Sons of Essex presents an inside look at the creation of its Manischewitz Braised Short...

HYPEBEAST Launches Chinese Edition

EditorialComments ⋅ Nov 19, 2012
HYPEBEAST today announces the official launch of its Chinese Edition platform. The creation of the Chinese edition aims to bring both existing and new content to a rapidly developing audience and new readers. Building upon the same categories as HYPE...

DISSECTED: DC Shoes Unilite Trainer

EditorialComments ⋅ Nov 19, 2012
With this year’s launch of its first athletic-inspired sneaker, the Unilite Trainer, action-sport company DC Shoes generated some enthusiastic buzz as it finally decided to expand its footwear range outside of skate culture. Motivated to design...

The Meaning Behind Navajo: Fashion’s Misunderstanding

EditorialComments ⋅ Nov 16, 2012
The fashion industry doesn’t care that it is creating the Native aesthetic without Native American input. That “Navajo”, “Native”, or “Indian” pattern you love and associate with Native design was created by a non-native who has had no interaction wi...